Braised tofu in caramel sauce (tau hu kho) recipe

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Notes: Caramelized sugar infuses the sauce with sweetness & gives it a deep mahogany shine. Serve this great vegetarian dish with hot cooked rice & stir-fried spinach with garlic.



Ingredient Checklist 1 pound firm tofu 3 tablespoons sugar 3 tablespoons soy sauce ¼ cup minced shallots 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger 1 clove garlic, peeled và minced 2 tablespoons thinly sliced green onions (including tops) ⅛ teaspoon pepper

Place sugar in a 10- to 12-inch frying pan over medium-high heat; shake pan often until sugar is melted & amber colored, 2 to lớn 3 minutes. Add một nửa cup hot water (mixture will bubble vigorously) và stir over medium heat until caramelized sugar is dissolved.

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Stir in soy sauce, shallots, ginger, & garlic; stir often over high heat until boiling. Lay tofu pieces in a single layer in sauce. Simmer, uncovered, over medium-low heat for about 5 minutes. With a wide spatula, turn pieces over; simmer until hot & coated with sauce, 3 lớn 4 minutes longer.

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219 calories; calories from fat 41%; protein 19g; fat 9.9g; saturated fat 1.4g; carbohydrates 18g; fiber 0.2g; sodium 790mg.


This is delicious! It does have a lot of sugar, but it is a great way to lớn serve tofu to lớn someone who may be wary.


I think this is a great recipe, và besides being a bit of a pain to get the sugar melted properly, I think it"s quite tasty! I do, however, double the sauce...